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Get inspired & connect through stories of respect, love, and humanity.
Thank you for a successful SummerFest 2022!
On August 28, 2022, we hosted our SummerFest and showcased the movie “The Mamboniks” at the Greenville ONE Center in Downtown Greenville. Attendees of the event enjoyed sharing a Cuban “nosh” with a Mojito, the Iliana Rose Cuban Jazz Band, and learning the Mambo with The Pura Algeria Dance Co. Read all about the fun here!
We are connecting our community, one film at a time.
Specially Curated movies
We intentionally choose the movies to share at each of our events to bring audiences together. We want festival-goers to experience the cultural diversity and vibrancy each film has to offer.
Our film festival events bring our cultures & communities closer together.
Fine foods from the Upstate are featured as part of our events.
Community partners ensure a rich & culturally diverse experience.
Become a Friend of the Festival
How much would you like to donate? As a contributor to Greenville Jewish Film Festival, we make sure your donation goes directly to sharing and promoting our heritage and culture with the general public.
We showcase films that expose the community of Greenville to the rich and diverse heritage of Judaism.
Our hope is that through the art of film, we can inspire our community to see beyond differences, and instead, connect over the ties that bind us all – such as respect, love, and humanity. Our selection of movies allows for an opportunity to think critically and feel powerfully. Our festival is located in The Greenville ONE Center, which seats 274 people in beautiful, downtown Greenville. A signature feature of our festival is a welcoming reception for each of our films, giving the audience an opportunity to discuss the film with fellow film-goers.
We are strengthening our community through film.
The festival seeks to offer quality entertainment that will create an ongoing vehicle for the upstate of South Carolina and greater Greenville Community to strengthen its cultural foundation, promote diversity, and grow Greenville’s reputation as a culturally vibrant city.
Founded in 2018 by Osnat Rosen, Helaine Meyers and Caroline Warthen, we recognized that Greenville is strategically placed halfway between Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA and therefore was a perfect place to begin a new and different type of film festival.
Such an outstanding experience. Proud of these ladies and super proud of Greenville. Wow!
Super proud to use my voice in support of the Greenville Jewish Film Festival. If you haven't had a chance to attend the festival, put it on your calendar for next year! Osnat Rosen, Caroline Diamond Warthen, and Helaine Meyers do an amazing job choosing high-quality films, food and speakers to create a powerful community event.
Caroline Durrell Fritz
Such a lovely, organized, informative, inclusive event! So thankful I participated!! Great job! All very impressive! I'm glad to know even more about my Jewish neighbors and history! Thx for all you do for GVL!
Thank you so much for arranging such a wonderful Jewish Film Festival for Greenville. You and your committee thought of everything - a beautiful and comfortable venue, heartwarming and inspiring movies, fabulous foods, and a PERFECT speaker.
This is what the world needs. Crossing cultural boundaries and celebrate what is common. Enjoying music, dancing and having a good time. Make music, not war. Please tell Helaine I am very proud of what she is doing. This is the way to offer peace and understanding.
Of all the events I've attended on behalf of The Mamboniks, yours was the most organized and most relevant to the film,
especially by including authentic food and music.
Are you passionate about the film-industry? Do you want to be part of a great non-profit organization?
Come join our festival team! We are always looking for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to help us get ready for our next Season.
In 2020, we featured Golda’s Balcony, Shoelaces, and an entire day of short-form storytelling through film. Relive the best moments here!
2019 was the inaugural Greenville Jewish Film Festival. We were honored by the love and support received in our first year!
In the fall of 2018, we were proud to put on the first kickoff event which was an evening that started with deliciously authentic Israeli food, refreshments and desserts catered by Yafo Kitchen of Charlotte, NC.
We are grateful for our community support.
Judie Klapholz & Seinwel Steinhart
Dr. & Mrs. Richard Zander
Dr. & Mrs. Michael Rickoff
Mr. & Mrs. Ed Miller
Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Perlstein
Mr. & Mrs. Abraham Tesser
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Feingold
Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Stone
Steven J. Gold MD Family
Morris Family Foundation
Mr. & Mrs. Gary Hutcher
Mr. & Mrs. Harold Rabhan
Mr. & Mrs. Shelly Zimbler
Ted & Amy Hammer
Erica & Jeff Zaglin
Dr Lester P Selwin